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  1. POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a 9-month tenure track appointment with both research and teaching responsibilities at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. We are seeking candidates committed to excellence in research and instruction in the area of human dimensions of wildlife management. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program by developing grant proposals, securing research funding, publishing in reputable scientific journals, mentoring graduate students, and actively participating in professional scientific societies. Teaching responsibilities will depend on the selected candidateâÂEURÂ(tm)s interests and areas of expertise but will include developing and teaching a course in human dimensions of wildlife management. QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, applicants must have a Ph.D. in human dimensions, wildlife management, social sciences, or a related field and a publication record commensurate with career stage. To be considered for Associate Professor, candidates must show clear evidence of emerging stature as a national authority in their field and should also provide examples of unique and significant contributions in research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with a wildlife management degree(s) or a minimum of two or more years of work/research experience in wildlife management. Potential areas of research include public attitudes toward wildlife conservation, hunting, human-wildlife interactions, urban wildlife, wildlife disease, decision-making and policy, or other areas related to human dimensions of wildlife. Applicants should demonstrate multidisciplinary collaborative research and a desire for continued collaboration with faculty in Warnell and across the University. A record of teaching effectiveness at the university level is preferred. STATE AND UNIVERSITY: Georgia is well-known for its quality of life, both in terms of outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia is a land/sea/space grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Athens is a diverse community of approximately 150,000 people located less than 75 miles from Atlanta. UGA enrolls about 39,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ABOUT WARNELL: The Warnell School is an internationally-acclaimed professional school with a proud history of producing leaders in natural resource management. The Wildlife Sciences program has strengths in applied ecology, game and nongame management, quantitative and decision sciences, and spatial analysis. Wildlife faculty members collaborate extensively with affiliated programs including the Savannah River Ecology Lab, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, as well as with a host of state and federal agencies and NGOs. Collaborative opportunities are encouraged with other disciplines within the School, which include Community Forestry and Arboriculture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Geospatial Information Science, Water and Soil Resources, and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. Warnell faculty and graduate students also participate in UGA's pioneering Integrative Conservation PhD Program, which trains students in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research to address complex social-ecological problems. APPLICATION: To ensure full consideration, please apply by February 29, 2020. All applicants MUST apply online through the UGAJobs system https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/137932. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts of all college-level work, and names and contact information for three references. Individuals invited for interviews will be required to have three reference letters submitted, on their behalf, directly to the chair of the search committee. University policy requires all candidates to consent to and authorize a background investigation (https://hr.uga.edu/). A background investigation and request of official transcripts will be conducted on a post-offer/pre-employment basis. The starting date is negotiable but will be no later than August 1, 2020. For additional information, please contact Dr. Steven Castleberry (scastle@uga.edu), chair of the search committee. We encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.
  2. POSITION: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation on Working Lands LOCATION: Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA APPOINTMENT: Nine-month, tenure-track, Academic Faculty with 20% Extension appointment QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 1) Ph.D. in Conservation Biology, Wildlife Biology, Ecology, or closely related field; 2) research excellence as evidenced by publications in high impact journals in your discipline; 3) research expertise in wildlife conservation or natural resource management. Highly Desirable: 1) post-doctoral experience; 2) research that addresses basic and applied questions in wildlife conservation biology with an emphasis on biodiversity and/or ecosystem services on working lands, grasslands, or rangelands; 3) relevant and impactful teaching experience; 4) experience collaborating with private landowners, local communities, natural resource agencies, and other relevant organizations to co-produce and apply science-based actionable knowledge; 5) record of obtaining research funding from diverse sources; 6) demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Establish an internationally recognized program of externally funded research and scholarly activity, including excellence in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students; 2) teach the equivalent of approximately one course per year that will be of broad interest to students with concentrations in wildlife biology, conservation biology, or rangeland management; 3) significantly engage in extension activities, and educational outreach related to wildlife on working lands in Colorado and beyond; 4) participate in other professional and university service and outreach activities. SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Parental leave, group health, life, dental, disability, and retirement benefits are per University policy. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit: 1) your curriculum vitae, 2) unofficial transcript from doctoral institution, 3) a 1 page cover letter summarizing your interest in and qualifications for the position, 4) a statement (2-3 pages total) describing your research program, philosophy of teaching, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and potential outreach and engagement as Extension faculty, and 5) contact information for four professional references to: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/73391 DEADLINE: For full consideration by the search committee, all materials must be received by January 31, 2020. Preferred start date is August 2020. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.
  3. The University of Pittsburgh's Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology (PLE) is pleased to offer the Frank J. Schwartz Early Career Research Fellowship of up to $10,000 plus up to three months of station fees and residency costs for the primary investigator (PI). PLE is a vibrant research and education facility located on Lake Pymatuning in Northwest Pennsylvania. PLE's research facilities are spread across 350 acres and include access to a variety of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Its 10,000+ square feet of laboratory facilities include a field laboratory adjacent to an open field that can be used for large-scale replicated experiments, a modern molecular laboratory, and facilities for animal, plant and aquatic studies. This opportunity is open to researchers holding PhD degrees in any science discipline that can benefit from PLE's resources (https://www.biology.pitt.edu/facilities/pymatuning) to permit researchers to explore new projects or collect preliminary data. Fellowship funds can be used at the PI's discretion to facilitate the research but not for PI compensation. Preference will be given to individuals and projects with the potential to develop into long-term research activities at PLE. We especially encourage applications from individuals in the postdoctoral or early faculty phases of their careers, but researchers holding PhD degrees at all stages of their careers are also encouraged to apply. For more information about the fellowship program or research opportunities at PLE, please contact the Director, Dr. Cori Richards-Zawacki (cori.zawacki@pitt.edu). Applicants should submit a single .pdf file including their CV, a 2-3 page proposal outlining the proposed research, a budget detailing how the fellowship funds will be spent, and planned dates of residence to cori.zawacki@pitt.edu, placing the words "PLE Schwartz Early Career Fellowship" in the subject line of the email. The deadline for submission is February 24, 2020.
  4. Scholarship Offering for Ornithology Research Supervisor at Caño Palma Biological Station, Tortuguero, Costa Rica A great stepping stone for the right individual: ● Contribute to the conservation and area management for the endangered great green macaw ● Coordinate shorebird monitoring ● Build on their supervisory experience, working with biology undergraduates ● Assist independent researchers with ornithological projects ● Examine key relationships between local flora and the resident bird species ● Work with local communities and governmental agencies, to promote conservation practices ● Publish from long-term ornithological data sets ● Consolidate data management and report writing skills ● Food, accommodation and a small stipend are provided The Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation (COTERC) will support a Biologist with an M.Sc. to administer and oversee the ornithology research projects at Caño Palma Biological Station, with opportunities For further details, read the information below, and check out our website and facebook page: http://www.coterc.org/ http://www.facebook.com/COTERC To apply and, please contact Director of Research, Dr. Roberta Fulthorpe, at researchconservation@coterc.org Applications are to include a cover letter, CV, and three academic/work references. The Biological Station is located next to the ocean within the Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge and north of Tortuguero National Park; a region renowned for its high species diversity in the lowland rainforest. The position is support a year long experience at Cano Palma station starting in January 2020, with a commitment of at least 12 months. This position encourages publication, utilizing data from our long-term projects. During the employment period we will be continuing long-term monitoring of shorebirds and the endangered great green macaws, as well as assisting independent researchers with projects on understudied species. This position is perfect for candidates interested in field experience and publication opportunities in neo-tropical conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent work ethic and experience in ornithological research projects. A record of excellence in dealing with volunteers, student groups, researchers, difficult work situations and conflict resolution is crucial. Candidates should be fluent in English and have a high level of spoken/written Spanish as presentations, meetings and reports/permit applications to local authorities must in Spanish. An MSc in biology or ecology with experience working in remote tropical ecosystems, conservation, research/monitoring and sustainable development is preferred. The position entails project report writing and annual permit application paperwork. You will also have the opportunity to give logistical support and mentoring to visiting researchers and groups, including providing international undergraduates with appropriate research ideas, and guiding them in the formation and execution of research. We are looking for someone who is adaptable and with a recognizable level of maturity and professionalism when presented with cultural differences, and an ability to relate conservation/scientific concepts to lay people. Applicants must be willing and able to work under hot and humid conditions in a remote area. The successful scholarship recipient is foremost expected to work in the development of wildlife monitoring programs, but will also work in concert with the station manager to ensure the overall quality of experience of user groups and visitors and to ensure compliance with Health and Safety standards. Special attention is to be given to issues of education, community conservation, sustainability, and working with a local village. [The recipient will work closely with the station manager, under the oversight of the Canadian based Director of Research of COTERC.] [Cano Palma charges volunteers USD$310 per week to cover the cost of room and board. This scholarship completely covers the cost of room and board, as well as providing a stipend of $300 USD per month.] Charlotte Foale Station Manager Cano Palma Biological Station 001-506-2709-8052 www.coterc.org www.facebook.com/coterc
  5. APPLY BY 21 JANUARY, 2020 *** The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position (tenure-track), beginning in August 2020. The ideal candidate in this broadly defined search will have a strong conceptual basis to their research, addressing fundamental questions in the fields of Ecology and/or Evolutionary Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose current or future research plans focus on adaptation to climate change and/or human health. We seek applicants with an exceptional track record to develop an internationally recognized research program that complements current research in the department and uses integrative and state-of-the-art approaches. A focus on any organism or system is welcome. Founded in 1975, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UA was among the first departments of its kind in the world, pioneering a model for the organization of biology that is now in use in many of the world’s leading universities. Our focus is broad, spanning levels of organization from molecular genetics and organismal function as they relate to evolution and ecology, from population and community ecology to biological diversity, phylogeny and macroevolution. Our program’s unique personality comes from our faculty members who combine theory and empirical work and take an integrative approach to blending disciplines in their research and teaching. We are excited about building an inclusive and diverse environment for research, education, and service. Tucson is a fun, affordable, welcoming, and livable city (and is now a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy). We have great weather and are surrounded by spectacular scenery, including numerous national parks and wilderness areas. The Tucson area has a surprising range of habitats, amazing subtropical biodiversity, and is only a few hours drive from numerous tropical habitats in Mexico. Duties & Responsibilities · Establish and maintain a competitive research program. · Teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. · Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college and university service. · Develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. Application Procedure To apply, please submit an online application for job posting F22225 via the following link: http://uacareers.com/postings/44107 Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing how the applicant’s research relates to the focus of this search; (2) a current CV; (3) a two to three-page statement of research interests; (4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; (5) three reprints or preprints of the candidate’s publications (uploaded as publication samples); and (6) contact information for three referees who will provide a letter of recommendation. All materials except for the letters of recommendation can be uploaded through the UA Careers website; on the online application, candidates will be asked to provide contact details for referees who will be providing letters of recommendation and the University will contact those individuals directly. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020. Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2020. At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climateto advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness. -- Cristian Román-Palacios Ph.D. candidate Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) University of Arizona Tucson, AZ, USA Phone: (+1) 520-288-5856 E-mail: cromanpa94@email.arizona.edu Website: http://cromanpa94.github.io/cromanpa/ Github: https://github.com/cromanpa94
  6. We at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, seek applications for an assistant professor position in Integrative Biology, with a focus on vertebrate biology. If you or someone you know straddles boundaries between ecology, evolution and physiology or anatomy, we'd love to see an application. Coe also hosts summer courses at our Wilderness Field Station, located in Superior National Forest in canoe county in northern Minnesota. Jesse Ellis, Ph. D. Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Coe College invites applications from dynamic, student-centered individuals for a full-time, tenure-track position of assistant professor in the Department of Biology to begin in the Fall of 2020. Primary responsibilities include designing and teaching an upper-level elective in the candidate’s field of expertise, as well as teaching in both of the first-year biology courses designed for majors with their requisite labs. The ability to teach courses such as vertebrate biology, comparative anatomy, evolution, the diversity of life or similar topics is also desirable. When course rotations allow, participation in interdisciplinary and First-Year Seminar teaching is also expected. The normal course load typically includes two lecture courses and two labs per semester. Non-teaching responsibilities include student-faculty research, student advising, prospective student recruitment and committee work. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in integrative, vertebrate or organismal biology, zoology or a related field, with post-doctoral experience strongly preferred. Demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use of inclusive pedagogies along with strong mentoring and academic support of diverse undergraduate student populations. An active research agenda that can be modified for undergraduate research, with a publication record in appropriate scientific journals in the candidate’s field of expertise. Previous experience working with undergraduates is preferred. The department is interested in applicants who will complement our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness among students and faculty, and who will enhance and expand the expertise and experiences represented in the department. This position is new within our growing department and is open with respect to sub-specialty. To apply visit https://apply.interfolio.com/70157
  7. The E.N. Huyck Preserve, Inc. and Biological Research Station is accepting applications for 2020 Huyck Research Grants. Since 1938, the 2,000+ acre Huyck Preserve and Biological Field Station has supported work in basic and applied ecology, conservation biology, taxonomy, animal behavior, evolution, geology, land use history, and other areas of natural science. Situated in a landscape with many conserved parcels including the nearby Catskill Park, Huyck Preserve communities include mixed secondary and primary forest, plantations, pristine creeks, and small and large impoundments. Graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and senior researchers are eligible for funding. Typical grant award - $2,000 Wet and dry lab space and on-site housing are available. Successful grants emphasize field studies, with the Preserve as a primary or supplemental research site. Funding for multi-year projects may be available. Find application and learn more: https://www.huyckpreserve.org/huyck-research-grants.html Application deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 Address inquiries to Anne Rhoads, Ph.D., Executive Director at anne@huyckpreserve.org or 518-797-3440.
  8. Location: Arcata, CA Open Date: Nov 15, 2019 DESCRIPTION: The Department of Wildlife Management at Humboldt State University invites applicants for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position specializing in Spatial Wildlife Ecology. As an institution, HSU is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, student-centered practices and policies that fully engage the campus community. The ideal candidate will share HSU's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, ability and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, and students who are committed to closing equity gaps. RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934. **APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 15th, 2020. Early response is encouraged.** Qualifications PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent in Wildlife Management, Ecology, Conservation Biology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards terminal degree completion (ABD, “all but dissertation) by the appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment. The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Experience and expertise in spatial/landscape wildlife ecology, with a solid working knowledge of spatial analyses; experience and expertise necessary to teach an introductory course in wildlife ecology as well as an advanced course in spatial wildlife ecology; Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity; Commitment to contribute to the departments' mission to support students from minoritized groups; Experience developing curriculum/courses/programs that inclusively serve a diverse student population; Ability to work effectively with diverse populations, including, multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills; and Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies. Preferred qualifications for this position include: Demonstrable expertise in GIS analysis, spatial modeling, and/or wildlife movement analyses and interest in mentoring students in these skills; and Commitment to participating in professional development opportunities that build effectiveness in areas of inclusion, culturally relevant pedagogy, and advancing diversity. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire. PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: WLDF 210 (Introduction to Wildlife Ecology and Administration), WLDF 301 (Ecology and Wildlife Management), WLDF 311 (Wildlife Techniques), WLDF 42x (Management and Conservation of Specific Taxa), WLDF 468 (Spatial Wildlife Ecology), or other courses in the program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, professional and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide communities, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure, and promotion. Humboldt State also continues to build unique and innovative learning opportunities for students, bridging the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. HSU is a leader in “learning communities” that build relationships between students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. These communities incorporate environmental and social responsibility. GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Wildlife at HSU enjoys a strong reputation for excellent undergraduate and Master's level graduate education balanced with active applied research. It is a thriving program with approximately 385 students. Additional information about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/. Humboldt State Humboldt State University sits on the traditional homelands of the Wiyot people in what is currently called Arcata, CA. The Wiyot people call the area Goudi'ni (over in the woods). The Humboldt State University campus in Northern California is in close proximity to several thriving Native American tribes and communities. Humboldt State currently has the largest percentage of Native American students in the CSU system and has over 30 Native American faculty and staff many from local area California Indian tribes. HSU is home to a number of leading Native American programs including the Indian Tribal Education and Personnel Program (ITEPP) and the Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program (INRSEP). There are also many opportunities at HSU to conduct research, teaching and community work on Native American history and cultures in Special Collections at the HSU library. The Humboldt Room in the Library has fantastic resources for tribally focused archive materials from the region. HSU strives to build a supportive and inclusive Native community and engages with Native communities through various initiatives and opportunities like the annual California Indian Big Time and Indigenous People's Week and a chance to network with other faculty and staff as part of the HSU Council of American Indian Faculty and Staff. For more information, please visit: www.humboldt.edu/nasp To apply visit https://apply.interfolio.com/71541 Rick Brown, Search Committee Chair Department of Wildlife Humboldt State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone: (707) 826-3320 Email: Richard.Brown@humboldt.edu Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status. Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training. New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or hsuhr@humboldt.edu
  9. Here are some of the grants and awards from our funding database with due dates coming up in February and March: Ann Sleight Memorial Scholarship, $3,000: Residents of Kitsap County, Washington who have completed one year of university study, https://www.kitsapaudubon.org/scholarships AZA Conservation Grants, average $18,000: AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and collaborations with government agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs, https://www.aza.org/cgf Bo Koster Grant for Nature Study, up to $3,000: College students at universities in Missouri and Illinois, http://www.wgnss.org/bo-koster-grant.html Crowder-Messersmith Conservation Fund, up to $2,000: Small, local conservation and/or education projects in developing countries, https://anshome.org/crowder-messersmith-fund/ Eppley Foundation Grant, up to $35,000: Ph.D.s and M.D.s with an established publication record, http://fdnweb.org/eppley/#priorities Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid of Research, up to $1,000: Students from all areas of science and engineering, https://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/grants-in-aid Search the funding database for more grants with upcoming deadlines, and happy grant writing. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ **Note: sponsors update their websites all the time. I try to keep all of the links in this database active. If you find one that is broken, please let me know.
  10. Position Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate Salary: GS-12 salary (approximately $80K annually) and benefits Location: Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD Performance Period: 18 months (anticipate start date April 2020) Application Deadline: December 13, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found Position Summary: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is seeking a post-doctoral research scientist with interest in quantitative ecology, statistical modeling, and migratory bird management. Specific duties will be to develop a framework for characterizing distribution, abundance and trends of species using integrated models which combine multiple sources of bird survey data such as from the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), eBird and local surveys conducted by U.S. FWS and other organizations. Integrated models will serve to support population assessments of non-game species for which take is managed by the U.S. FWS such as common raven and double-crested cormorants. Results from the project will be of direct relevance to the management of non-game species managed by USFWS and will enhance the value of the existing large-scale bird surveys for use by conservationists, researchers, and the public. The fellow will work closely with a team of quantitative ecologists with USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (Andy Royle and John Sauer), US FWS Population and Habitat Assessment Branch (Pat Devers) and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Orin Robinson). Minimum Requirements: 1. Ph.D. in biology (wildlife), statistics, or related field, with a focus on quantitative methods, survey design, and hierarchical modeling. 2. Applicant must be within 5 years of receiving PhD. 3. Applicant must be a US citizen. 4. Demonstrated familiarity with statistical models relevant to the development of integrated models of species distribution and abundance. 5. Demonstrated proficiency with computing platforms such as R and software to fit Bayesian hierarchical models (e.g., JAGS, NIMBLE) is required. 6. Demonstrated desire and ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Desired Abilities: Competitive candidates will have a strong background in analysis of wildlife surveys. Strong programming skills are required, including a high level of proficiency with R for data manipulation, statistical modeling and Bayesian analysis. The successful candidate will have excellent written and personal communication skills and experience working closely with management agencies on applied questions in wildlife conservation. Application: Applicants should email: (1) a letter describing your background and interests – the letter should address specifically how the applicant meets both the minimum requirements and the desired abilities, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for 3 references to Andy Royle (aroyle@usgs.gov). Please include “Integrated modeling postdoc” in the subject line. For further information, contact: Andy Royle, aroyle@usgs.gov, 301-497-5846, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 12100 Beech Forest Road, Laurel, MD 20708.
  11. The Northwest Ecological Research Institute’s (NERI’s) 2020 McGowan Grant Application For Neglected Corners and Niches of Ecology NERI (http://www.nweri.org/) is offering a $1,000 grant to an individual or team in honor and memory of Brenda McGowan, a NERI supporter and co-founder of the Hubert Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project in 1987 (www.prescottbluebird.com). Purpose: To enable an individual or team to conduct research in support of NERI’s mission statement: The purpose of NERI is to further knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural history through research, training, and dissemination of information. The target recipient is looking into out-of-the-main-stream research, into the neglected corners and niches of ecology. Application Requirements: 1 page maximum (excluding references) stating the following: 1. Project Name and Keyword(s) (maximum of 5) 2. Applicant’s Name and contact information (including mailing address) 3. Affiliation and position 4. Summary of Project Purpose / Methods / Scientific Rationale (references to existing literature are encouraged – not included in 1 page maximum) 5. Budgeted days or hours for project by personnel and any expenses for reimbursement – in other words, how long will the project take and how much is the project estimated to cost? (see budget example below) 6. Project reference contact information (name, position/relationship, phone number, email). The reference should be someone who knows about the project or would be helping to advise or discuss the results of the project. Ranking Criteria: · Is this an underserved, niche research project? · Will the project answer an important question that will result in new knowledge? · Will this information be of use to other researchers, biologists, educators, natural resource agencies, and/or the conservation community? · Is NERI the best (or only) funding group for this project? Are other sources of funding being sought? Application Deadlines: Announcement: November, 2019; Submittal by December 21, 2019; Award by February 2, 2020. Grant Requirement: Upon receipt of award, grantee agrees to sign NERI’s Grant Recipient Agreement, and Grantee agrees to either: · Provide a brief report [length unspecified] to NERI; · Present the work and results at a NERI meeting; or · Submit a paper for presentation at a scientific meeting or publication in a scientific or environmental newsletter or journal. Deadline: January 31, 2021; extension available upon request. Submit application (in .PDF or .DOC form) and any questions to: info@nweri.org and cmw.NERI@gmail.com. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply. NERI is a 501(c)3 organization and NERI volunteer members (associates and officers) are available to assist with grant writing and other support.
  12. A new 2-3 year postdoc or longer-term staff position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center, https://bgc.yale.edu/), Map of Life (https://mol.org/), and the Jetz Lab (https://jetzlab.yale.edu/). We are seeking a highly quantitative ecologist with strong R programming skills and a background in geospatial analysis, remote sensing, and species distribution modelling. The goal of the position, supported by NASA and other sources, is to demonstrate the power of novel quantitative approaches and data for addressing central questions in ecology or conservation. The successful candidate is expected to work with an array of biodiversity data (e.g., survey, citizen science, GPS tracking, and camera trapping) as well as a range of remote sensing products and sources, including hyperspectral data. While there is thematic and taxonomic flexibility, a particular focus of the position will be the collaborative development and use of multi-species models at large spatial scales. We therefore expect a background in Bayesian and/or machine-learning approaches to model species and/or assemblage distributions and changes. Experience in Python, Jupyter Notebooks, Google Earth Engine, SQL, and HPC is a plus. The preferred candidate will be dedicated to conscientious work in a team and have excellent writing and communication skills. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with an international working group of leading biodiversity modelers associated with Map of Life and the Yale BGC Center. Support for project-related travel and workshops is available. Target start date for the position is winter to summer 2020. Depending on preference, employment as either postdoctoral researcher or longer-term Yale Center staff is possible. The position will benefit from interacting closely with a growing group of Center-based biodiversity scientists, modelers, coordinators, and informaticians. The Yale BGC Center connects biodiversity scientists from across campus and hosts a range of speaker and workshop events. It supports research and training around the use of new technologies and data flows for model-based inference and prediction of biodiversity distributions and changes at large spatial and taxonomic scales. Flagship Center projects include Map of Life and associated activities supporting the Half-Earth Map and the development of the GEO BON Species Population Essential Biodiversity Variables. Other initiatives associated with the Center include the integration of phylogenetic information with spatial distributions (e.g., VertLife, ButterflyNet), NASA-supported remote sensing-informed layers and tools for biodiversity modelling (EarthEnv), Movebank, which supports the management and integration of movement data, and the Wildlife Insights initiative for camera trapping data. Yale University offers researchers and staff competitive salaries and a generous package of benefits. Yale has a thriving and growing community of young scholars in ecology, evolution and global change science in the EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Peabody Museum, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The town is renowned for its classic Ivy League setting, 75 miles north of New York City. To apply please send, in one pdf, a short motivation (i.e. cover) letter, CV and names and contact information for three referees to anna.schuerkmann@yale.edu, subject "BGC Postdoc“ Biodiversity Modelling. All applications received before 30 Nov will receive full consideration. We passionately believe that a diverse team will enable a broader perspective and enhance creativity, and we strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
  13. Position: Ecology Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-track The Department of Biological Sciences of College of Life and Physical Sciences at Tennessee State University invites a broadly trained ecologist to apply for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. This position will begin in August 2020. The selected candidate will have responsibilities for teaching undergraduate major and graduate courses in Ecology, Biometrics, and specific area of expertise, establishing an externally funded ongoing research program, and directing graduate and undergraduate students research projects. There is also an opportunity to develop innovative, upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses that complement and diversify current offerings. The Department of Biological Sciences offers degrees at the Bachelor's, Master's, as well as Doctoral levels in Biological Sciences. Minimum Qualifications/experience: 1) A PhD in Ecology or related field with two or more years of postdoctoral experience. 2) Evidence of commitment to teaching with a diverse student population. 3) Demonstrated research capability and ability to publish primary research in the field of ecology or related area. Application is open until January 6, 2020. To apply, please go to the Jobs website of Tennessee State University through the link (https://jobs.tnstate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/) and search for relevant positions. Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer TSU-20-0051(B)-15d-13102 ==================== Dafeng Hui, Ph.D. Professor of Ecology Department of Biological Sciences Tennessee State University Nashville, TN 37209 Tel: (615)963-5777 Fax:(615)963-5783 Email: dhui@tnstate.edu Http://www.tnstate.edu/faculty/dhui
  14. The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2020. We seek a dynamic teacher, scholar, and activist/practitioner whose work addresses the ecological and environmental dimensions of global change, the ecological dimensions of coupled human-natural systems, and the ways that global environmental change undermines human well-being and the potential for sustainable development. Applicants must have a PhD (or its international equivalent) in an integrative natural sciences field (e.g. sustainability science, ecology, environmental science, or earth systems science). The ability to teach introductory and upper level courses on the science that informs sustainable development as well as a demonstrated commitment to high-quality teaching are essential. Applicants should demonstrate a strong record of applied social-ecological or socio-environmental approaches in their research and teaching as well as evidence of potential to collaborate across degree program concentrations within the department for research, curriculum development, and teaching purposes. Ideal applicants will pursue integrative and collaborative approaches to crucial questions about multiscale, interconnected social-ecological problems. We are particularly interested in a colleague whose work is visionary and will deepen the department's strengths in: -The climate crisis: drivers and consequences of climate change as well as climate change mitigation, adaptation, resilience, and other responses to climate disruption; and -The biodiversity crisis: drivers and consequences of mass extinction, ecological collapse, and reductions in biosphere integrity as well as conservation, restoration ecology, and other approaches to addressing biodiversity loss. We will prioritize applicants whose work broadens our geographic and disciplinary strengths as well as applicants who demonstrate a commitment to justice dimensions of, and community-engaged responses to, global change. Diversity is a key (though still under-realized) component of our department's mission. Thus we seek candidates who strengthen our department's commitment to improving intercultural competencies and working across difference to combat historical inequities and promote positive social and ecological change. We are a critical development studies department that is committed to preparing students for transformative, community-driven development and social change. The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department integrates theory and practice from across the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. We function as a collaborative, transdisciplinary team of scholar-activists and scholar-practitioners with backgrounds in agroecology and forestry, anthropology, ecology, environmental humanities, environmental studies, human geography, labor studies, and political science. Many of our current faculty deviated from their disciplinary mainstream in order to study, to teach, and to respond to pressing socio-ecological challenges with a more integrative and action-oriented approach. As such, we welcome applicants with unconventional intellectual trajectories and interdisciplinary training. The department is composed of ten core faculty members whose research and teaching draw on a broad range of local and international partnerships and resources, including the department's Teaching and Research Farm and Agroecology Laboratory, located in Fleetwood, NC. We have more than 350 undergraduate majors who concentrate in one of four degree programs: a BS in community, regional, and global development; a BS in agroecology and sustainable agriculture; a BS in environmental studies; and a BA in environmental studies. These degrees are offered in-house, rather than through faculty affiliates in other departments, providing for highly dynamic and integrated approach to curriculum and mentorship. The Department's mission is to prepare students to engage in the social, economic, and environmental transformations necessary to create thriving, equitable, and sustainable communities within an ecologically healthy world. Our graduates are prepared to work in leadership positions and fulfill the University's commitment to building a just and sustainable future. https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/23921
  15. Here are some of the grants and awards from our funding database with due dates coming up in January: American Society of Naturalists Grant, $2000, Ph.D. candidates https://www.amnat.org/awards.html#SRA Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund, $5000, South Carolina high school students accepted to a wildlife or related university major http://hamptonwildlifefund.homestead.com/scholarship.html Holohil Grant Program, CDN$2500+shipping for transmitters, https://www.holohil.com/grant-program/ Oregon Wildlife Foundation Grant, $5000, for conservation projects in Oregon https://www.myowf.org/grants Seattle City Light Wildlife Research Grants, $5,000–65,000, for wildlife research in the Skagit River area and Northern Cascades http://www.seattle.gov/light/environment/wildlifegrant/ Search the funding database for more grants with upcoming deadlines, and happy grant writing. https://ornithologyexchange.org/funding/grants/ **Note: sponsors update their websites all the time. I try to keep all of the links in this database active. If you find one that is broken, please let me know.
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